June 30, 2015

Meet Meme:Trading Cards For The Ages

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Meet Me on Meet Meme!

Want my autograph? How about my business card? Better yet, you might want one of my new Meet Meme cards, right?

Aren’t these cool? I first saw them in a blog post by Thomas MacEntee when he received his from Meet Meme. You can see them on his Destination: Austin Family blog, and also find out his intended purposes for the cards.

I don’t go to a lot of genealogy themed functions like Thomas does, so I will distribute mine through the mail to family, or others as requested.

There are several color combinations of Meet Meme cards to choose from, with the option to have them all one color or a choice of three in the set.  Blue, lime and orange are one of the choices.

Where To Get Your Own Meet-Meme Cards

My order took no time at all to arrive and I was very pleased with the results.  I ordered 25 cards which were very reasonably priced, and opted for all one color as you can see in the photo.  (My photo doesn’t really do them justice, so I suggest you visit the site and see them there.)  When I ordered I was asked to include my name, address (for delivery), social networking sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) I use (which includes how many followers I have) and other various details like a photo of me, and my blog address. My card also has a short bio, my “special powers” :) and a quotation I like. One last thing. they will store your information so that you can easily and quickly order your next set from the site. Don’t worry, you can adjust your card colors if you like.

Here’s the Code for access to Meet-Meme.com: c940273d  Have fun!

iPentimento | Genealogy And History Is Now Odiogo Enabled

You Can Hear Me Now!

Have you noticed, iPentimento | Genealogy and History is now Odiogo enabled?  Not only can you read it via RSS,

subscribe to it on Kindle

, subscribe with email, but now you can click one button that accompanies each post and have it read to you too.  I have some friends who are vision impaired and this will be something they will really appreciate.

Take a look at this page and see all the various methods available you can use to listen to this blog!  Watch for the  Listen to this article. Powered by Odiogo.com button…

Share Places, Events and Photos With Schmaps

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Schmaps and Schnaps

How would you like a very easy way to alert bunches of people when your group or business is having an event? And, even better, tell them exactly where it is with a map and photos if you like.  I’m trying out a new Twitter/Facebook application called Schmaps, and have just added some local addresses as my first foray into the Schmaps and Schnaps world.

As you probably have surmised, the concept behind Schmaps (maps)  and Schnaps (snapshots) is to connect a location to a map, and add an address to the location if you have one.  You can use one of your Flickr photos, or upload one from your computer.  (I would caution you to use only your own photos, but I admit the one I used for the map above I “nabbed” from their website.) :)  Even if you don’t have an address for a location like a business, Schmaps has a good search engine that many times will find it and add it to your map.

Several of my genealogy friends spend a lot of time on the road giving presentations and attending  jamborees, expositions and seminars.  As an early adopter of the application I was able to upgrade to the $60/mo Pro version for 6 months. It looks like they have over 800 free Pro accounts yet to give away if you’re interested in trying out the application.

Schmaps keeps a list of my uploads and allows me to retweet them if I choose to do so.  I can also choose to put the tweets on a schedule if I like.  Clicking one button also allows me to connect Facebook with Schmaps to further spread the word about a location or event.

I would really like to see the genealogy community at large adopt this application and use it for promotion and updates about events at geographical locations.  Genealogical societies, are you taking note?

If you absolutely love a business, why not give them a little boost in advertising like I did, and put them on the map with Schmaps?

Follow Friday on iPentimento | Genealogy and History

I’m sure I’ve added to this list since I last posted a link to it, but here is my offering of great genealogists I follow on Twitter and elsewhere.

Webduck’s Twitter List Of Awesome Genealogists

I’d love to add you to this list if you are not already on it!

Thank you to all my RT’ers like:

@NCChemist @maineroots @danamhuff @findagrave @ginisology @toddhouse @hrworth @debhalasz @geneabloggers